This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Confrontation in Gulf of Sidra between United States and Libyan troops described; details illustrated on screen.
(DC: Fred Francis) Details of today's conflict and United States bombing of Sirte missile site examined; scenes, illustrations shown. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - announces United States bombing of Libyan radar installations.] [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES -explains expected United States action in immediate future.] [WEINBERGER - defs. United States moves.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw, Fred Francis) United States intelligence assessment of Libyan preparations for further confrontation discussed.
(Tripoli, Libya: Bonnie Anderson) (Audio report) Libya's version of conflict reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw, Bonnie Anderson) Muammar el-Kadhafi's past threats of terrorism against United States recalled; possibility today's United States attacks will strengthen those threats noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Representative Thomas O'Neill and other Congress leaders, expressing support for President Reagan's actions, said briefed at White House; Senators John Kerry and William Proxmire quoted.
(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Admin.'s timing for confrontation with Kadhafi discussed; alleged role of Egypt and France in United States decision cited.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw, Andrea Mitchell) Kadhafi's threats of terrorism against US and United States warning recently to USSR about today's attacks discussed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Item recapped at end of broadcast
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports of Nicaraguan incursion into Honduras in search of rebels discussed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Philippines insurgents said indicating willingness to negotiate cease-fire with President Corazon Aquino's government
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Haiti reported naming new cabinet; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Failure of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) to reach agreement on halting falling oil prices reported
(Geneva, Switzerland: Mike Jensen) Impact of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) disunity on international oil mkts. examined; scenes shown. Positions of leading OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) producers Saudi Arabia and Brazil noted; cartel president Arturo Hernandez Grisanti mentioned, shown. Rel. between oil prices and interest rates explained. [TRADER - comments.] [Ind. analyst Bryan JACOBOSKY - predicts further gasoline price cuts for US.] Irony in OPEC's current failure explained.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Irving R. Levine) Impact of continued oil price drops on United States banks and oil industry explained, discussed; debts to United States banks of several OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) cntrys. listed on screen. [Bank stock analyst Harry KEEFE - would be frightened were he a banker.] [Oil consultant Milton LIPTON - agrees risks need to be dealt with.] [Texas Governor Mark WHITE - notes state's rising unemployment due to price drops.] States dependent on oil taxes (listed) said anticipating major deficits. [KEEFE - explains halt to oil exploration and drilling.] Rel. between falling oil prices and increase United States dependence on foreign oil explained.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Plea entered by Michael Franzese to tax fraud, conspiracy and racketeering chgs. reported; background to case reviewed. Scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) John Hinckley, Junior's effort to win more freedom from mental hospital said unsuccessful; his attempted assassination of President Reagan and others recalled. Details given. (Unsigned sketches.)
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Steve Delaney) Problems posed by premature release from mental hospitals of emotionally ill with tendencies toward violence examined; recent incidents cited as example Scenes, photos shown. [Dr. Neal COHEN - explains specific type of violence common in such cases.] [American Civil Liberties Union attorney Robert LEVY - cites inability to predict violence.] Mary Ventura's subway attack on stranger, Sylvia Seegrist's shopping mall gun assault and Lois Lang's murder of businessman Nicholas Deak and his secretary cited as exs. [Dr. Luis MARCOS - explains best predictor of violence.] Judge Lois Faurer's effort to have state's laws on the mentally ill rewritten noted. [PROFESSIONALS - debate issue.] [MARCOS - explains sequence of events after premature release of the violently mentally ill.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Popularity of Oscar nominated "Out of Africa" with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, based on writings of Karen Blixen, noted.
(Kenya: John Cochran) American tourist boom here generated by "Out of Africa" examined; scenes shown. Film's plot described. [Monte REUBEN - hopes tourists find what they seek.] Kenya's growth rate said highest in world; criticism of "Out of Africa"'s romanticism of white colonialism discussed. [Tourist Bill WALKER - praises experience after seeing film.] [Tour operator David MARCUM - notes American tourists only want to see animals.] Blixen's home mentioned now museum.